Thanks to Jay Ankeney for writing such a great article about our Falcons Happy Hour in the May/June edition of Zymurgy magazine. 

Read the Article (AHA Members / Non-AHA Members)

Don't forget to sign up for an AHA Membership and support the organization that supports our hobby!

Belgian Beer Challenge


From Carl Townsend of Pacific Gravity:

Lady Falcon Brew Day 2019

Get ready for a very special Maltose Falcons event - the 6th Annual Ladies Brew Session on Saturday, March 23rd!

Falcons Burgerfrau Jenna Bonney & Kyrsten Beidelman will lead an all-women brew crew in making a clone of Drew's Saison. To put our own lady twist on this award winning brew, we could add adjuncts such as dried hibiscus, roses, pink peppercorns, etc at the end of the boil & voilà: Pink beer! Comment with your ideas below!

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February 2019 Club Meeting - Chili Cook-off!

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 - Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro - Drew - will present the style of the month which is "Flagship February" - a throwback to classics from breweries you love & should drink - and provide liquid examples. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

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Falcons Beer Bar at Food Charity Volunteer Appreciation Party

Attention Falcons, as part of the club's efforts to do more charitable activities and bring beer-joy to the world, we are honored to have been invited to once again host a homebrewed beer bar to support the Volunteer Appreciation Party of the local non-profit Food Forward on Saturday, January 26, 2019. To participate, you have to commit to bringing a 5 gallon keg (or a bunch of bottles) of beer, cider, soda, cold brew coffee, or kombucha, and be there by 4:00 PM to help set up.  

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January Shop Brew Dortmunder Adambier with John Aitchison Sat. Jan. 19

Join John Aitchison, Chris Moon, and Roger Taylor in brewing this rare beer on Saturday, Jan 19 at the Home Beer and Wine Shop. Same recipe they used in Nov. 2016 and basically same recipe Figueroa Mountain used in brewing Deacon's Nightcap. See the attachment for details.

Be prepared to work--they'll be decocting over 100 pounds of grain in two kettles over two burners and they'll be using lots of burners to caramelize and concentrate wort. But you'll have fun and learn a lot and walk out with a unique beer. You will know decoctions when you leave.

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Maltose Falcons' 45th Anniversary Celebration - Survey

We are approaching our 45th Anniversary Party to celebrate being the oldest (and most fun) Homebrew Club in the USA!

In preparation & planning of this grand celebration, the Maltose Falcons' board has assembled a survey for you to complete - we love hearing your ideas & feedback!

Please click this link to access the survey:

Please be sure to include your contact info so we can thank you for your help!

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January Member Meeting - Beer for the New Year!

Sunday, January 6th - Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro, Drew, will be presenting and sharing liquid samples of styles warming and strong for this chilly time of year! Some of these beers include: Einstok Icelandic Doppelbock, TJ’s Vintage, Ridgeway Isanely Bad Elf, Diet du ciel’s solstice d’hiver, 2014 Sami Helles, and maybe a bonus gift or two.
Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share & for review by your peers.

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Thanks So Much for All the Toys Falcons

I just wanted to send a note out to thank you again for ALL the wonderful gifts you brought to the meeting today for our 9th Annual Toy Drive. I am overwhelmed each time by your generosity in bringing so much for the kids. Such a great selection of gifts for youth of all ages. I am humbled and so proud of our club. What wonderful hearts you all have. The Fire Department sends a big thank you to everyone. If you want to give more, you can drop off more gifts at any Fire Department. We will post pics on the Falcon Facebook page of the toy drop off!

December Member Meeting - Pot Luck & Informal Sharing!

Sunday, December 2nd - Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro - Drew - will present and provide liquid examples of "Holiday" style beer (& 2 Australian beers too!) Remember to bring your own tasting glass.

Then we'll move on to our lunch - POTLUCK! If you would like to bring a dish to pass, please comment below so Burgerfrau Jenna can organize the line up.

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November Club Shop Brew - Breakaway Barleywine with Rick

Join Board Secretary Rick Morales as he leads the crew in brewing his Breakaway Barleywine on Sunday, November 18. Rick named this beer after Breakaway from Cancer - https://www.breakawayfromcancer.com and is dedicating this beer to his and our good friend and longtime Falcon Richard "Beanie" Webster, who has been struggling with cancer during the last year. Rick hopes to let his batch age until it can be tasted by Beanie when he's able to drink beer again.

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November Member Meeting @ Figueroa Mountain!

The next Club meeting is Sunday, November 4, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, at Figueroa Mountain Brewing's Westlake Village brewpub!

They have wide range of fantastic brews, both novel and classic styles and a beautiful, fun restaurant. We have been trying to get one of our meetings into a brewery for some time now, and Fig. Mtn. has been enthusiastically trying to host us! They've been a generous friend of the Falcons, donating lots of excellent prizes and beer to sponsor our competitions, and they have offered to brew a collaboration brew for our 45th anniversary in 2019!

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2018 Stuffed Sandwich Holiday Tasting Reservation

Calling all Falcons! You are cordially invited to a unique tasting of hard to find seasonal and vintage beers at the world famous Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel, CA on Saturday, December 15th, 2018!

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New Member - Saison for the Dinner Table

Hi guys! I'm new to the Los Angeles area and I recently joined the club. I look forward to meeting all of you. I have a blog I write that I call Flood Pants Brewing. I recently wrote about my experience brewing a Saison for a large seated dinner in Rome, Italy. Read and enjoy.



Pacific Brewers Cup

This year's cup is on Sept. 29. It is the Strand Brewers turn to organize it, and they always do a great job. The venue will be at the Ximix Brewery in Gardena. The address is 13723 Harvard Place in Gardena.

They need judges of course. You can register as a judge or enter at: http://strandbrewersclub.org/pbc/bcoem/. Our friends at Strand always help us judge, let's return the favor.

June-July 2018 Brews and News

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Strand Brewers - Beach Bar Bike Bash

The Strand Brewers would like to invite you to join us for our combined Beach
Bar Bike Bash (the BBBB) and Summer Party.
It’s taking place on Saturday, August 4rth.
So save the date.
More details will be coming soon, but we want you to know this year’s bash
is going to be something special.
We are going to end up at Summers Sports Bar in upper Manhattan Beach at
around 3-4 PM in the afternoon.
Summers Sports Bar
3770 Highland Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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The next monthly club meeting is on Sunday, July 8th, 11:00 AM at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills.

Drew's Grand Hydrometer presentation and commercial beer tasting is PORTLAND EXTRAVAGANZA!

$6 Lunch by our Burgermeister, Jenna: Taco bar, shredded beef and chicken, with all the toppings to go with it, rice and beans, and a dessert.

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Bravery Brewing 6th Anniversary Weekend

Bravery Brewing
42705 8th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534

Our 6th Year Anniversary is coming up, it's going to take an entire weekend to celebrate properly!

- Friday, July 6th (Open 12PM - 11PM)
We're releasing our 6th Anniversary Bottle.
Food Truck TBA, come hungry!

- Saturday, July 7th (Open 12PM - 12AM)
Mama's Hot Sauce is back to shake it up from 7PM - 11PM.
Food by Roni Macaroni Food Truck.

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MacLeod's Fourth Anniversary and Cask Ale Festival

MacLeods Ale Brewery 14741 Calvert St, Van Nuys, CA 91411

Cask Ale as far as the eye can see!
Guest casks from 20+ premier So Cal craft breweries!
Great food trucks!
Live bands!

Join us for our FOURTH anniversary! We are celebrating the only way we know how...with a mega Cask Ale Festival! We will be featuring 20+ casks from some of the best breweries in California. This is a great chance to check out a rare cask offering from many of your favorite So Cal breweries!


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2018 LA Beer Week Kickoff Festival

L.A. Beer Week was founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated beer enthusiasts and community members. Entering its 10th year in 2018, L.A. Beer Week will be produced by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild; a 75+ brewery strong non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the culture of #LAbeer.

LA Beer Week will feature an L.A. Brewers Beer Week Kickoff festival at Los Angeles Center Studios on Saturday, June 16th which will be the flagship to a week's worth of great events all throughout the City of Angels.

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2018 Great American Beer Festival

The largest, most complex beer-tasting festival and competition in the world is getting even bigger.

When the Great American Beer Festival rolls into town on September 20, it will feature another 100,000 square feet of space at the Colorado Convention Center, bringing the total to about 584,000 square feet.

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Lake Arrowhead Brewfest 2018

Lake Arrowhead Brewfest is back! Here is a chance to get out of the August heat and enjoy the fresh mountain air in the town of Blue Jay!

Who: Any Falcons Member and guest can participate!

What: 9th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Blue Jay Village Parking Lot next to Jensen’s Fine Foods - 27264 Rte 189, Blue Jay, CA 92317

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June Member Meeting - POTLUCK!!

Next Monthly Member Meeting - Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

The June monthly Club meeting is on Sunday, June 3rd, 11:00 AM at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills.

The Grand Hydrometer presentation and commercial beer tasting is NEW Local beers!

Lunch: POTLUCK! We have one at least once a year & always have an amazing spread to feast on! Please sign up on our MF website or comment below to let us know what you'd like to bring! If you simply just want to eat & not bring a dish to pass, lunch is $6.

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April 2018 Brews and News

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2018 Maltose Falcons San Diego Brewery Tour

Is there good beer in San Diego? We think so! The 78 corridor between Oceanside and San Marcos is our destination this year. Tickets are now on sale for the Maltose Falcons 78 Corridor Brewery Bus Tour!

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

$60 per person - BUY TICKET HERE: https://www.maltosefalcons.com/content/2018-falcons-san-diego-brewery-bu...

When we're not raffling and cavorting on the bus, we will be visiting...

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January-March 2018 Brews and News

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Doug King


Food Forward

Charlie Papazian Retires

Southern L.A. Bus Tour

Stuffed Sandwich Tasting

April Club Shop Brew Session Milk Stout With Ed

Falcons, sign up now to join the Falcons VP Big Ed Kochanowski as he leads the crew in brewing a milk stout on Sunday, April 22, 2018. It will be a fun-filled, educational brew day, with lots of beer and snacks to share (because you will bring them!), and you'll go home with 5 gallons of expertly concocted wort for a fantastic milk stout.

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April Member Meeting

Next Monthly Member Meeting - Sunday, April 8, 2018

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